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Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil Pasta Recipe

This recipe for Tomato, Bocconcini and basil pasta never fails to remind us of an Italian summer!

For those who can’t make it to Italy to soak up the sunshine and delicious food we have created this simple Italian inspired pasta dish that is perfect to share and is made from the freshest ingredients, perfect for a weekend lunch with friends or an easy weeknight dinner.


250 grams of tri-colour spirals (or normal spiral pasta)

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1/4 of a cup of olive oil

1 punnet of sweet cherry tomatoes, halved

10 cherry bocconcini, halved

Fresh basil leaves, to serve


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, gently fry garlic in olive oil on low for about 1 minute, set aside. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and toss through the garlic, olive oil, and tomatoes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve on a large plate, topped with bocconcini and basil leaves. Enjoy!

ele Serving Tips – you can add crispy pancetta n or bacon to this pasta and serve with fresh bread and balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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10 comments on “Tomato, Bocconcini and Basil Pasta Recipe

  1. Looks yummy and easy, but what is bocconcini? I have never heard of that – is it some kind of cheese?

  2. Looks amazing, as always!
    And Cindy, Hi! 🙂 Yes! I believe, bocconcini is just mozzarella cheese in little egg shapes. I think! 🙂
    Correct me if I am wrong please…

    • Hi, thanks! Yes that absolutely correct, they are little mozzarella cheese- the Bocconcini flavour is very mild, in Australia we get them in either baby cherry size or in a similar size to a large egg

  3. Oh snap, there’s another or real name for this delicious salad? I have been making it sans cherry bocconcinis for decades, using chunks of mozz. I chiffonade my basil. I love the presentation of yours. Very nice.

  4. That looks delicious!

  5. That looks amazing! I am going to try that.

  6. This looks so delicious. I think I’ll put it on the menu for this weekend!

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  8. I actually have all of these exact ingredients at home (left over from another meal). What a perfect recipe!

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